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Season 9, Episode 2: Salem's Lot

Jeff Daniels is a five-time Emmy® nominee, winning in Best Lead Actor for The Newsroom and Best Supporting Actor for Godless. He has also received Golden Globe nominations on the big screen for his performances in The Purple Rose of Cairo, Something Wild and The Squid and the Whale, as well as one for The Newsroom. Daniels is also a three-time individual Screen Actors Guild® Award nominee. His other major screen roles include the Dumb and Dumber franchise, The Martian, Looper, Good Night and Good Luck, Gods and Generals, The Hours, Pleasantville, Gettysburg, Radio Days, Terms of Endearment and Ragtime. Daniels is also a three-time Tony nominee, for To Kill a Mockingbird (the highest grossing American play in Broadway history), Blackbird and God of Carnage. Most recently, Daniels was seen as former FBI director James Comey in The Comey Rule, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. He also starred in the Showtime drama AMERICAN RUST, now renewed for a second season to stream on Amazon Frevee. Next up, Daniels will star in Netflix’s limited series A MAN IN FULL.

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Finding Your Roots Season Nine

Today’s most compelling personalities discover the surprising stories in their own family trees. Mixing cutting-edge DNA research and old-school genealogical sleuthing, FINDING YOUR ROOTS uncovers long-buried secrets, hidden identities, and lost ancestors. Tuesdays at 8/7c.

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WETA | Finding Your Roots
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New Episodes: Tuesdays at 8/7c